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Wolf
12-19-2006, 06:53 PM
http://www.wzzm13.com/sports/college/collegesports_article.aspx?storyid=67190

Bowl season kicks off tonight - 32 games in 21 days, culminating in the BCS championship game Jan. 8. Here's a look at every matchup:

Poinsettia, tonight: Northern Illinois vs. TCU - Remember Garrett Wolfe, Heisman candidate? Despite a midseason implosion (190 yards in a four-game stretch), he still finished with 1,900 yards and 18 touchdowns.

Las Vegas, Thursday: BYU vs. Oregon - Oregon offensive coordinator Gary Crowton was the Cougars' head coach in 2001-04. He wouldn't want payback, would he?

New Orleans, Friday: Rice vs. Troy - This is the matchup to rebuild the city? Just wait. Next year's U-M vs. LSU BCS title game should be a bit more intriguing.

Papajohns.com, Saturday: South Florida vs. East Carolina - The Bulls knocked off West Virginia and nearly beat Rutgers, yet they're only the fourth-best team in the Big East. And coach Jim Leavitt gets ignored again by major schools.

New Mexico, Saturday: New Mexico vs. San Jose State - Here's why fans complain about the messed-up bowl system: The Lobos rally to finish 6-6 and get to play a home game.

Armed Forces, Saturday: Tulsa vs. Utah - Utah safety Eric Weddle's season: Six interceptions, two for touchdowns. Two fumble recoveries, one for a touchdown. Thirty-four rushes, four for touchdowns. Two completed passes, one for a touchdown. But his best stat, against Air Force: 90 plays.

Hawaii, Sunday: Hawaii vs. Arizona State - Hawaii QB Colt Brennan finally gets to play before a national audience during normal waking hours. Watch close, he could be on your NFL fantasy team in nine months.

Motor City, Dec. 26: Middle Tennessee vs. Central Michigan - It's clear now why coach Brian Kelly left CMU for Cincinnati so quickly. That was the only way to make this game competitive.

Ole Miss Texan
12-19-2006, 11:07 PM
Anybody watch the game that can give some insight into how wolfe played...box score didn't look so hot.

Garrett Wolfe
20 carries 28 yards 1.4 avg 7 long
2 receptions 3 yards 3 long

joedinkle
12-19-2006, 11:22 PM
Anybody watch the game that can give some insight into how wolfe played...box score didn't look so hot.

Garrett Wolfe
20 carries 28 yards 1.4 avg 7 long
2 receptions 3 yards 3 long


He didn't play well at all. The TCU defense was all over him and all of NIU for that matter.

Snapple
12-19-2006, 11:28 PM
Terribly boring start to bowl season.

I will be supporting Rice when they stomp Troy in a couple of days. Great season for them, great turnaround for the program, and a great job by offensive coordinator Major Applewhite, who is still my boy.

kastofsna
12-20-2006, 08:21 AM
TCU has one of the best rush defenses in the country, and garrett wolfe has been shut down by some pretty awful teams. that was an easy pick.